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Dr. Revel Sims joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor in Planning and Landscape Architecture (PLA) and the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program (CLS) in September 2016. His research focuses on the intersection of housing and urbanization through the concept of ‘eviction-based displacement.’ Collectively, this includes empirical research on eviction patterns in Los Angeles, and Orange (CA) and Dane (WI) counties as well as theoretical contributions regarding problems that arise around claims to urban land and the production of everyday urban space. Dr. Sims argues that while everyday displacement can form a major part of the urban experience in ways that bring together racialization projects and financial restructuring, urban displacement generally remains under-analyzed within urban theory, research, and policy.
This Spotlight Series Event is brought to you by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series.
Please join us for In Conversation with Dr. Revel Sims on Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. The doors of Varsity Hall in Union South will open at 7 p.m. The lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30-minute Q&A.
Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning available upon request. If you need another accommodation to attend this event, please contact Megan Spletzer at firstname.lastname@example.org. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.